Succulent hamburgers, golden hand-cut fries, creamy dahl and sweet basmati rice, fragrant curries, fluffy pakoras, savoury samosas, and decadent chocolate cheesecake. You might think I’m describing a pricey, five-star restaurant that involves knowing the maître d’ just to get past the door, but the only similarity would be that the food does indeed deserve those five stars.
Vancouver Island Event Catering is a gourmet kitchen on wheels that is home to Azam Khan, owner, chef, and current keeper of the family recipes that go back generations.
The family, originally from the remote mountain village of Charoona located in the region of Amazai in the North Western Frontier Province in Pakistan, grew their own plots and raised their own livestock to craft the very recipes that have customers lined up every weekday at his mobile eatery found just off the highway on the outskirts of Duncan, BC. Azam fondly recalls taking a trip to his native village as a child, travelling by air, car, bus, canoe, and finally donkey, to get to the 800 year old village where his father was born. Fortunately for the rest of us, no donkey is required to enjoy the deliciously unique flavours Azam has become famous for.
A staunch believer in the “100 Mile Diet”, all of the ingredients are locally sourced and prepared to order from scratch from the original recipes. Healthy and delicious, there is no need to feel guilty about eating this “fast-food”!
Planning a special event? Free yourself from the kitchen and let Azam and his dedicated staff take care of the cooking and cleaning so you can focus on what’s really important…having a great time! From picking up your order yourself, to a full service including D.J.’s, live bands and bar tending services, the reasonable prices and variety of menus will have your guests and your taste buds thanking you! Past happy clients include government officials, universities, businesses and celebrity concerts for singing icons k.d.lang and Gord Downey and the Tragically Hip, among many others. And if the party can’t get to Azam, he will happily bring the party to you. His one-of-a-kind creations have found their way all over Western Canada, the United States, and even as far away as France, England and Dubai.
With the Holiday season fast approaching, be the talk of the party scene courtesy of the unique and delicious flavours that only Azam can bring to your celebrations. After all, if it is true that a great eatery always has lots of cars parked outside, what must it say if the happy patrons can’t even make it back to their cars with their orders before taking the first bite?
Time to give Vancouver Island Catering a call and find out for yourself!
Check out the full menu and customer reviews at vieventcatering.com or give him a call at (250)-701-8593.